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2 days ago

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Board of Directors to host annual meeting Wednesday

This coming Wednesday, June 20, from 7:15 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., will have an annual Board of Directors meeting and a community discussion about the future of the HPNC.

    Hyde Park Neighborhood Club Board of Directors to host annual meeting Wednesday - hpherald.com
    By JOANA SALIEVSKA Herald Intern This coming Wednesday, June 20, from 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., will have an annual Board of Directors meeting and a community discussion about the future of the HPNC. Sarah Diwan, executive director of the HPNC, is planning to discuss ...
    https://hpherald.com

3 days ago

Three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects honored at Hyde Park Historical Society

...the 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair, during a presentation at the Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., last Sunday. – Marc Monaghan

    Three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects honored at Hyde Park Historical Society - hpherald.com
    By JOANA SALIEVSKA Herald Intern Last Sunday, three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects were honored by the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) as the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township. The students presented their projects at the HPHS, 5529 S.
    https://hpherald.com

4 days ago

4 days ago

Hyde Park Boy Scout troop celebrating 95 years

...Methodist church, Troop 512 merged with another troop at the United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St., when the Methodists merged congregations with it. Troop 512 scouts come to Hyde Park from...

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Clement Dunn, 13 and a seventh grader at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., got into boy scouts through a friend two years ago.

    Hyde Park Boy Scout troop celebrating 95 years - hpherald.com
    By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer Boy Scouts of America Troop 512 is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year by doing what local boy scouts have done for decades: hiking and camping anywhere from the Lake Michigan shoreline to the suburban forest preserves to downstate parks, building fires, swinging axes and learning how to navigate Chicago's ...
    https://hpherald.com

4 days ago

Bret Harte LSC selects Charles Bright as new principal

Charles Bright, the new principal of Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E 56th St. – Marc Monaghan

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In 2016, Bright was the Assistant Principal at Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, 917 W. 88th St.

    Bret Harte LSC selects Charles Bright as new principal - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Contributing Writer The Bret Harte Elementary School Local School Council (LSC) has elected Interim Principal Charles Bright as its new principal. "I look forward to doing the best for the school and the community as my role as principal," Bright said. "I have a wonderful staff and teachers, and I look forward ...
    https://hpherald.com

4 days ago

HP Chamber Speak

...was a teenager she worked part-time in a clothing store on the corner of Harper and 53rd Street called United Colors of Benetton. The store left for financial reasons and that corner then...

...Theater, and now, once again, the Harper Theater. The Village Foods Shopping Center located on 51st & Lake Park enjoyed 31 years in that spot and shared that spot with the Original House of...

At Lake Park & 53rd Street the destination was once a Hollywood Video and a Krochs & Brentano’s bookstore. Now Starbucks...

...very shortly, become another Hyde Park high-rise. The Elms Hotel on the corner of 53rd and Cornell was demolished and is now Universal Dental Group. The Cove Cocktail Lounge was originally called...

...Chevrolet dealership was the original tenant of the Arts Deco Building on the corner of 55th & Lake Park. Winters Men’s Store on the corner of 55th & Kenwood became a bicycle shop, pet...

...on the corner of 55th & Lake Park. Winters Men’s Store on the corner of 55th & Kenwood became a bicycle shop, pet store, McKey & Pogue Realtors and Bank Financial, formerly University Bank...

...s Pizza was formerly the Eagle Pub. The Hyde Park YMCA lasted 73 years at 53rd & Dorchester until it became Rexall Drugs and later, Fifth Third Bank, et al. Across the street...

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...was originally called The 1750 and next door stood a socialist bookstore. Montgomery Place on 56th & South Shore Drive is sitting on the former Shore Motel and Morton’s Restaurant site. The University of...

    HP Chamber Speak - hpherald.com
    By JoAnn Fastoff Blackman Hyde Park: Repurposed and Revived The more things change, the more things change. People grow, so must a community, otherwise the community dies. Change can be good. It can mean "to replace with another", or "to make or become different". So, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy (ride)."
    https://hpherald.com

5 days ago

5 days ago

Explore Chicago: Fall in love at the Obama Kissing Rock

A plaque marking the location of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama's first kiss on the corner of Dorchester Avenue and 53rd Street.

    Explore Chicago: Fall in love at the Obama Kissing Rock
    Sitting in front of a Subway sandwich franchise at 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue in Chicago is a simple rock with a metallic plaque installed in it. It may not seem like the most romantic place in the country, but it is the spot where President Barack Obama first planted one on his wife, Michelle.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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Updated Jun 09

Neighboring gang violence spills over in to our Hyde Park

I feel very fortunate to live in our Hyde Park which has one of the lowest violent crime rates in our city. Thanks to my neighbors and Chicago Police, University of Chicago police who look after us.

But there was an incident this week where some very violent gang crime from neighboring communities (Chatham and Bronzeville) spilled over in to Hyde Park. Police shot and killed a young man - Maurice Granton after verbal exchanges, gun brandishing - Granton was...

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I feel very fortunate to live in our Hyde Park which has one of the lowest violent crime rates in our city. Thanks to my neighbors and Chicago Police, University of Chicago police who look after us.

But there was an incident this week where some very violent gang crime from neighboring communities (Chatham and Bronzeville) spilled over in to Hyde Park. Police shot and killed a young man - Maurice Granton after verbal exchanges, gun brandishing - Granton was brought to Hyde Park University of Chicago trauma center where he died. Large numbers of his family members and neighbors came a long and basically caused a riot.

The media is just spinning this a trigger happy Chicago police killing a young AA man for no real reason as his relatives insist "He Dindu Nuffin".

Turns out Maurice Granton was shot in a gang shooting just a few days ago, treated and released and back on the street doing not nuffin - plus Maurice Granton liked to do the extremely stupid self incriminating acting of posting photos of himself brandishing guns and flashing gun signs.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-met-police-shooting-20180606-story.html

    Man fatally shot by police after 'armed confrontation' in Bronzeville: police
    A man was shot and killed by police Wednesday night after an "armed confrontation" on the South Side, Chicago police said. Officers were conducting a narcotics investigation in the 300 block of East 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood around 8:10 p.m., according to Chicago police Sgt. Rocco Alioto.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com
  • Joe - Not good enough ... you think anyone reads the Second City Cop blog? The "true" nature of this story needs to be told at a much higher level.

  • To see the blog to to

    www.secondcitycop.blogspot.com

    Granton is showing off with the weapon that was recovered after he displayed same to the police.

Jun 09

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Jun 08

Updated Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

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...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

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    Just got the NEWS Anthony Bourdain, Found Dead in France ! Terriable !

Jun 08

Updated Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

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...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • This is a reprint from 2016 that the Trib reposted today in honor of his passing. So far from being inappropriate, it's exactly what one should do in light of today's news.

  • Ok, thanks Lesko. I didn't see the time stamp. I thought this was unfortunate timing and bad QC by Trib.

Jun 08

Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago

Elliott's elsewhere, too, sharing a table with Bourdain at Valois, the venerable cafeteria-style restaurant at 1518 E. 53rd St. in Hyde Park, talking local politics while Bourdain enthusiastically gobbles a plate of meatloaf and macaroni and cheese.

This article has 6 other Chicago locations (Show)

...to other cities. This year's festival takes place April 27 at Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the "Parts Unknown" screening will be followed...

And so there he is having breaded steak sandwiches at Ricobene's, 252 W. 26th St., and talking between bites with music producer Steve Albini, who speaks intelligently about what it means to be a creative Chicagoan.

There he is eating mapo doufu at Sze Chuan Cuisine, 2414 S. Wentworth Ave. in Chinatown, and talking between bites with chef Stephanie Izard, who says, "It is nice to get out into the neighborhoods."

He gets a short backstage tour of The Second City from main stage performer Paul Jurewicz before they adjourn to Longman & Eagle, 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., to discuss comedy while eating roasted bone marrow.

And there is more Elliott, sitting in his Old Town Ale House, 219 W. North Ave., displaying his painting studio in the basement and paintings on the tavern's walls, offering...

...as "Buzzkill" on Geriatric Genius — engaging in some Cubs-Sox rivalry talk at Topo Gigio, 1516 N. Wells St., where Elliott offers this: "To be around Cubs fans is to hate them...

    Bourdain brings 'Parts Unknown,' and a big appetite, to Chicago
    Anthony Bourdain, the globe-trotting seeker of interesting people and places and things to eat, stopped moving long enough to sit in one of the most peaceful places in Chicago. He and his friend, local tavern keeper, painter and writer Bruce Elliott, spent some time together recently at the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pool in Lincoln Park, which sits cozily at the north edge of Lincoln Park Zoo.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jun 08

Jun 08

Jun 08

Hyde Park Historical Society to award three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects this Sunday

On Sunday, June 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects will be honored by the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS), 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., as the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township.

    Hyde Park Historical Society to award three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects this Sunday - hpherald.com
    By JOANA SALIEVSKA Herald Intern On Sunday, June 10 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., three 2018 Chicago Metro History Fair projects will be honored by the Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS), 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., as the best student projects on the history of Hyde Park Township.
    https://hpherald.com

Jun 06

Bret Harte teacher asks Hyde Park community to help sponsor kids for future field trips

...two upcoming trips as this semester ends. Next week, students from Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., will visit the Shedd Aquarium where they will see the Sharks 4D movie, touch Stingrays...

    Bret Harte teacher asks Hyde Park community to help sponsor kids for future field trips - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Contributing Writer Bret Harte Elementary School teacher Emily Nothnagel is asking the Hyde Park community to help sponsor some of her students so they can participate in educational field trips next year. "Most of my students are from low-income families and a lot of these students have had to sit out of ...
    https://hpherald.com

Jun 06

Chicago White Sox mascot delivers anti-bullying message to Bret Harte students

...Sox’s favorite furry friend and mascot Southpaw visited students at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., on Wednesday accompanied by Mascot Coordinator Kyle Matze to deliver a special anti-bullying message...

    Chicago White Sox mascot delivers anti-bullying message to Bret Harte students - hpherald.com
    By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ The Chicago White Sox's favorite furry friend and mascot Southpaw visited students at Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., on Wednesday accompanied by Mascot Coordinator Kyle Matze to deliver a special anti-bullying message as part of the school's participation in Shred Hate, a bullying prevention program created by ESPN, supported ...
    https://hpherald.com

Jun 06

Jun 06

Jun 03

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 08/01/2018 ERECTION STARTS: 6/1/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 6/3/2018. ERECT A TEMPORARY STAGE (PER ATTACHED SITE PLAN AND DRAWINGS) ON 53RD STREET (WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY) JUST EAST OF S HARPER COURT FOR USE DURING "HYDE PARK BREW FEST." CODE COMPLIANT STRUCTURE TO BE SET-UP WITH MIN 12 FT OPEN AISLE AT SOUTH SIDE OF STREET FOR AUTHORIZED EMERGENCY USE. ****CONDITIONAL APPROVAL****SUBJECT TO FIELD INSPECTION****AOR CERTIFICATION OF INSPECTION REQUIRED****

    1522 E. 53rd St. Issued June 1, 2018 Comment

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